can we split the real property tax between two different tax payers?

Kris_1616 Member Newcomer
edited January 15 in Filing my taxes

My sister & I bought a house this year; she's in another state and I live here. Can we each claim half of the real property taxes paid?



  • AlexO
    AlexO FreeTaxUSA Agent

    Hello, Kris_1616!

    That is a great question!

    If you both jointly own the home and each of you pay half of the property taxes from a joint account in which you both have equal interest, each of you can claim half of the property taxes paid.

    While not your exact scenario, this IRS FAQ is helpful in your circumstance.